Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Review – A Convertible For All Occasions



What is the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12? It is a hybrid device that is unlike most, primarily because of its eye-catchy design. It offers a premium construction with smart looks to go around. It even has better-than-average performance, a decent battery life, and a keyboard that is a joy to use. All of its features, design, hardware specs, and overall performance are bunched together into a reasonably priced 2-in-1 machine.

Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Review - A Convertible For All Occasions

The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 Makes an Appeal for its Great Features Found at a Reasonable Price Point

The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 makes for a compelling choice for people who need the right kind of power for both work and gaming while not wanting to spend top-dollar on high-end machines. Even when you get the configuration with higher-than-average specs, the price tag is won’t burn a hole into your wallet too much.

When talking about its looks, the Aspire Switch Alpha 12 arguably looks like the beautifully-made Surface Pro 4. However, apart from the many other 2-in-1 devices on the market that aims to clone the appearance of Microsoft’s offering (and ultimately fails at it), Acer’s contender is the model that succeeds at emulating, or even improving the Surface’s design.

Taking a feel for the convertible device and you will indeed experience a high-quality machine. The build quality is nothing to be laughed at either. In fact, it will even brush off a fall from a dinner table like it was nothing.

For its display, it is much like many other 2-in-1 machines on the market. Acer’s unit is comprised of a 12-inch touch-capacitive tablet that is bundled with a magnetically attached keyboard. It also runs on Windows 10 right off the bat. The magnet that holds the two main pieces together is also surprisingly strong and the kickstand does its job very well, too.

Of course, because of its smaller price tag, there is bound to be some kind of trade-off, and there are a few on the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12. For instance, when comparing it to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, the display is definitely better with regards to the South Korean tech manufacturer’s model because it makes use of OLED technology. Acer’s 2-in1, on the other hand, only makes use of IPS technology, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not any good. In fact, it still performs really well, and because it uses such a technology, it means that viewing angles are good in just about every way.


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